Beating Back The Enemy

Acadiana/Region 4 Focusing on Louisiana’s Biggest Killers

The Acadiana LHCC is taking a dead aim at tobacco and obesity through long-term efforts, such as creating smoke free communities. We are also addressing ways to reduce cancer rates in the area in order to help foster more immediate improvements in health and save lives.


Meeting Notice:

Meetings rotate locations, dates and times, so to find out when your next area meeting is, please contact the regional chairs listed below or watch for the meeting notice on Facebook.

Acadiana residents gathered at a skin cancer screening event.

Regional Priorities/Goals:

  1. Reduce Acadiana obesity rates.
  2. Decrease the public’s exposure to secondhand smoke and increase regional cessation services.
  3. Reduce regional cancer rates.
Congregational Health dinner presentation to gain support for the Lafayette Smoke-Free ordinance, which later passed.

Coalition Activities:

  • Assist and support youth obesity prevention programs.
  • Increase physical fitness activities for adults.
  • Support comprehensive smoke-free ordinances in the region.
  • Promote and enroll eligible community and workplace members in Smoking Cessation Trust (i) services.
  • Promote health services as part of regular cultural celebrations and events.
  • This program provides reimbursement of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), telephone Quit Line services, office visits and counseling for Louisiana residents who began smoking before Sept. 1, 1988. See
Acadiana LHCC members gathered for the Lafayette Smoke-Free ordinance vote.

Past Work/Successes:

  • Supported Lafayette Smoke-Free ordinance passage.
  • Worked to establish smoke-free bingo games.
  • Planned regional workshop with Office of Public Health.
  • Participated in Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K.
  • Hosted successful smoke-free ping pong tournament.
  • Held a community baby shower.
  • Hosted a Congregational Health dinner presentation to gain support for a Lafayette Smoke-Free ordinance.

Regional Members:


Bradley Cruice

Acadiana/ Region 4 LHCC Co-Chair
Well-Ahead Contract Partner
310 Ella St. #106
Lafayette, LA 70506
Office: 337-789-0176


• Acadiana Ambulance• American Cancer Society• AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana• Breaux of Family Healthy—OPH• Cancer Center of Acadiana• Cardiovascular Institute of the South• DHH-OPH Region 4• Louisiana Cancer Prevention & Control Programs (LCP) at the LSU School of Public Health• Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation• Louisiana Health Care Connections• Louisiana Tumor Registry (LTR) at the LSU School of Public Health• Office of Behavioral Health (OBH)Our Lady of Lourdes RMC-Congregational Health• Smile Community Action Agency• Southwest Louisiana AHEC• Stuller Inc.• The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL)• Tobacco Control Initiative at the LSU School of Public Health• Woman’s Foundation


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